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Hi All & Sundry:

My name is Howard and I am embarrassed to say that I actually signed up some time ago:eek: Quite stupidly I have managed for an extended period of time to remain pretty much oblivious to the repeated more than kind invitations and encouragements to edit my profile and actually post an introductory message. This is the beginning of my effort to correct this gross error. I found this forum during my research regarding the SLK; I have been looking for the right one for me for over a year. I finally found it late last fall as its then current owner was putting it in storage for the winter (I live in Ottawa, Canada and our winters are pretty formidable). It is a 2008 black on black SLK 55 AMG with 64,000 KM (roughly 40,000 miles). We agreed to revisit matters as winter was receding (now-ish) and have just concluded a deal for it. The previous owner was very much a car guy (multiple Mercedes, Corvettes, Lexus products over the years - of course I'm a bit envious) and this was his baby. Best of everything, garaged, never saw winter, almost never saw rain, no accidents, full records and totally clean CarProof. The previous owner bought it as he was coming within hailing distance of geezerhood - much like myself I'm sorry to say - and I don't think it has ever been ridden hard. I'm sure almost all of you have had the experience of some seller describing a vehicle as "mint" and to find the description to be most charitably characterized as "optimistic". This is the first used vehicle that I have ever seen that meets what I would consider the true definition of "mint". It looks like it was in the dealer's showroom new about 5 minutes ago. In any event, thanks for listening to my go at an introduction.

Best Regards,

Howard
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

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Since you have a 55, these might interest you
My mods - also check my albums in my profile
and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section


Kleemann Supercharger:

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/390442-my-supercharger-adventure-begins.html

Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/174881-my-baby-had-operation-kleemann-ecu-tune-headers-downpipes-vids.html

Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/398273-my-lsd-limited-slip-differential-adventure-begins.html

Carbon Fiber Diffuser:

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/409529-my-carbon-fiber-diffuser-arrived-today.html

Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents

http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/419794-carbon-fiber-air-brakes-side-vents.html

Driving stories section:

Driving Stories - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

My albums:

http://www.slkworld.com/members/jbanks15-albums.html

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http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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Welcome from sunny Aberdeenshire in Scotland.


I joined in July 2015 and never posted until December 2016 :grin:






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Welcome form Manchester UK, enjoy your car. I too class myself as fortunate as mine was from a small independent dealer and advertised as "pristine" condition; long story short it was as described and 12 months later has proved to be exceptional. Just passed MOT @ 62k mls. with no issues. The only work I've done is what's recommended on here i.e. lube roof seals & mechanism etc. and clean all drain routes etc.
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Hi Howard, welcome from the GTA :smile:

Tks for updating your profile :tu:




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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

"Geezerhood"...love it! LOL:laugh:

Enjoy your 55!
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome aboard Howard...I hope you enjoy your new toy and hopefully we can catch up when the weather improves so you can blow the cobwebs our of the tail pipes >:D
 

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Hi Howard, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 

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Good to have you with us Howard.

Welcome from Wirral, England.


We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Voting is open for the 2018 April Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on 15th April.​




Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
http://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.




Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.

Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html


But I guess you already knew that lot.:wink:
 
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